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Installing Eclipse, the Epic Perl plugin and my first Perl GUI program

May 10, 2009, 02:05 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to j00p34 for this link. ]

"I remember once when I typed a piece of code from a book and I just couldn't get it to compile. I never finished this book because I spend a lot of time trying to find my mistake and I gave up on it in the end. A few years later I picked the book up again, but this time I had a little more experience and I typed the piece of code in a programming editor. This time I found the mistake almost immediately. There was a : where a ; should be.

Reading this text you really need to watch closely to see the difference between ;and: or ,and. when it is in code which is also new to you it's almost impossible to find. This was something I overlooked many times and in the editor it showed up immediately, because it had a different color and the line containing the error was marked. To save myself some of these frustrating experiences I'm going to use an IDE this time."

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